Who is a candidate for Latisse?

If you want longer eyelashes, you are probably a candidate for Latisse. This medication has been proven safe for most people. Latisse may not be right for individuals with severe allergies, glaucoma, or ocular hypertension (above normal pressure in the eyes).

Why choose Advanced Surgical Technology for Latisse?

In addition to vascular surgery, general surgery, primary care, and cosmetics, we offer aesthetic services at our Mt. Vernon, IL practice. Our medical staff strives to provide superior surgical and nonsurgical care with exceptional service and the highest level of integrity. We believe our patients deserve unparalleled, comprehensive care.

What can I expect with Latisse in Mt. Vernon, IL?

Latisse is a topical treatment to thicken and lengthen the eyelashes. You apply it by brushing it along the upper eyelid lash line. When you blink, the solution spreads to your lower lash line. Latisse should be applied every day. (Consult with your doctor on the application schedule.) You should start to see results in approximately two months.

Does Latisse have any side effects?

The most common side effects with Latisse, reported in approximately 4% of patients, are:

  • Itching sensation in the eyes
  • Redness of the eyes

Less common side effects include darkening of the eyelid skin, redness of the eyelids, and irritation and dryness of the eyes.

FAQ

How does Latisse work?

Latisse is believed to work by prolonging the active growth phase of the eyelashes. It is unknown exactly how it does this.

Can I use Latisse with contact lenses?

Yes, you can continue wearing contacts while you are using Latisse. Just remember to remove your contacts before you apply Latisse and wait 15 minutes before you reinsert them. This is to help prevent the Latisse solution from being absorbed by soft contact lenses.

What if I accidentally get Latisse in my eye?

If Latisse accidentally gets in your eye, it is not expected to cause harm. There is no need to rinse your eye. Pay close attention to proper application to avoid getting the solution in your eye again.

Is it important to apply Latisse correctly?

Proper application is very important with Latisse. Only apply this product using the sterile applicators supplied with it. Do not allow the bottle tip or applicator to touch your fingers or any other surface. They may be contaminated by common bacteria, which could cause infection.

What happens if I stop using Latisse?

If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to the way they were before you began applying the product.

When will I see results with Latisse treatment?

If you are consistent in applying Latisse daily, you will, over time, see your lashes are becoming darker and thicker. You should see results at approximately eight weeks. Continue applying the treatment daily for eight additional weeks. Full results appear after week 16. The timetable is as follows:

  • Week 0: Begin using Latisse.
  • Week 4: You may start to see some increase in the length of your lashes.
  • Week 8: Most people begin to see more darkness and fullness.
  • Week 16: Full, dramatic results appear.

What results can I expect with Latisse?

A clinical trial has shown that, after 16 weeks of treatment with Latisse, lashes were:

  • 106% fuller
  • 25% longer
  • 18% darker

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